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Caterham Community Recycling Centre

Important information – This site will be closed for essential maintenance from 29 March 2016 to 21 May 2016. Find out more about this closure.
During this period residents are advised to use the nearest alternative site at Horley Road, Earlswood, RH1 6PN.

Community Recycling Centres, once known as rubbish tips or dumps, are now called recycling centres as the majority of waste is recycled.

Opening hours

From 21 May 2016 (all year round when site reopens)

  • Monday and Tuesday - 8am to 4pm
  • Wednesday - closed (your nearest alternative site)
  • Thursday and Friday - 8am to 4pm
  • Weekends - 9am to 4pm
  • The centre is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day

Van permits

Vans, pickups and trailers need a permit to access this centre.

Visiting this centre

Under the Surrey resident scheme, you will be asked to prove that you are a Surrey resident when visiting this centre. 

Household waste

This centre accepts most household waste. It does not accept:

If you have any of the above types of waste you will now need to take it to one of the following CRCs:

This centre can only accept small amounts of other types of construction and DIY waste. Before visiting with this type of waste, please read our construction and DIY waste policy.

Larger amounts and business construction waste must be taken to a waste transfer station.

Business waste

This centre does not accept business waste. The nearest centre that does is Epsom.


Pedestrians can walk into this centre.


Temporary closure for essential maintenance 29 March to 21 May 2016

The site will be temporarily closed whilst we carry out essential maintenance. The works include:

  • Resurfacing and new road markings
  • Replacing the fencing, site gates, kerbing, bollards, height barrier and container stops
  • Repairing the boundary wall
  • Updating the site office and staff welfare facilities

During this period, residents are asked to use the nearest alternative site at Horley road, Earlswood, RH1 6PN.

Bin exchange closures

The centre can close for up to 30 minutes during the day while full containers are exchanged and waste compacted. Warlingham is the nearest centre if Caterham is closed.


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Contact details


Chaldon Road, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 5PG


01883 343 605

If this number is busy or switches over to the fax, please try again later or contact SITA Surrey on 020 8329 1030.

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  • Updated: 31 Mar 2016
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